Kentucky Derby 2021 Live Stream View. After a year of uncertainty, the Kentucky Derby is back where it belongs, with the race’s 147th running once again taking place on the first Saturday in May. The 2021 Kentucky Derby will air on May 1 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage is also available to stream live on NBCS and on the LiveStreamView app.
How to watch the 2021 Kentucky Derby
Date: Saturday, May 1
Post time: 6:57 p.m. ET
Location: Churchill Downs
TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
What is the Kentucky Derby?
The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the American Triple Crown of horse racing. It is historically run on the first Saturday in May. First run in 1875, this 1 1/4 mile—or 10 furlongs—race runs on the dirt track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, where it has been held since its inaugural running in 1875.
Only 3-year-old Thoroughbreds can qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Eligible horses compete in the Race to the Kentucky Derby, a series of 35 races around the world. Horses win points for finishing in the top four spots, and the 20 horses with the most points at the end of the series gain entry into the Derby.
When is the 2021 Kentucky Derby?
The 147th Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 1. Coverage begins on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app at 12 p.m. ET and will move from NBCSN to NBC at 2:30 p.m.
Post time for the 2021 Kentucky Derby is set for approximately 6:57 p.m. ET.
How can I watch the 2021 Kentucky Derby?
LiveStreamView is home to the 147th Kentucky Derby, providing comprehensive race coverage and analysis live on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports and the NBC Sports app before, during and after the main event. Coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET.